Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through May 2020.

Imports: Wool

Wool, the No. 1058 import by value totaled $872,244 for the month of May, $6.67 million through May of 2020, and $16.28 million for all of 2019, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1New Zealand$2.45 M
2Australia$2.1 M
3Uruguay$738,297
4Canada$565,322
5South Africa$364,262
6Italy$242,420
7United Kingdom$160,638
8Spain$24,558
9China$17,501
10Mexico$10,615
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U.S. imports of Wool decreased 20.66 percent through May to $6.67 million

U.S. imports of Wool decreased 20.66 percent from $8.41 million to $6.67 million through the first five months of 2020 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 1058 through May among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 1050 for the last full year with a total value of $16.28 million, a $942,674, 5.47 percent decreased from the 2018 total.

Through May of this year the leading sources were No. 1 New Zealand, No. 2 Australia, No. 3 Uruguay, No. 4 Canada and No. 5 South Africa. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Charleston, No. 2 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 3 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga..

In the last previous full year, the leading sources were No. 1 Australia, No. 2 New Zealand, No. 3 Uruguay, No. 4 South Africa and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Seattle, Wash., No. 2 Port of Tacoma, Wash., No. 3 Port of Charleston, No. 4 Port of Los Angeles and No. 5 Port of Philadelphia.

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through through the first five months of the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Charleston rose 2.12 percent compared to last year to $1.29 million.
  • Port of Seattle, Wash. fell 45.24 percent compared to last year to $1.18 million.
  • Port of Tacoma, Wash. fell 57.78 percent compared to last year to $843,454.
  • Port of Los Angeles rose 17.42 percent compared to last year to $682,251.
  • Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 84.81 percent compared to last year to $637,176.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 New Zealand decreased $71,959, 2.86 percent, (36.65 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Australia decreased $1.42 million, 40.4 percent, (31.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Uruguay decreased $14,834, 1.97 percent, (11.06 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Canada increased $340,044, 150.94 percent, (8.47 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 South Africa decreased $93,201, 20.37 percent, (5.46 percent market share).

All totaled, 93.12 percent of all these Wool imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through May of this year. That is equal to $6.21 million of the $6.67 million total.

All totaled, 69.38 percent of all these Wool imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through May of this year. That is equal to $4.63 million of the $6.67 million total